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Kistang - Ebony the ebony wood from Sulawesi is highly sought after - looking to make a variety of luxury furniture at high prices.

advantages and disadvantages of ebony
advantages and disadvantages of ebony

The ebony plant itself is still classified as an ebenaceae plant species whose original habitat is in the eastern part of Indonesia, especially on the island of Sulawesi, most of which are in the Palu area or Central Sulawesi.

Ebony trees can reach a maximum height of 40 meters with a diameter of up to 1 meter with a distinctive bark that looks peeling and a distinctive black wood pattern with white, yellow and reddish spots of wood.

The ebony plant has the scientific name Diopyros celebica and is known abroad as Maccasar ebony. Its names are always related to its native habitat, namely the island of Sulawesi.

In addition to ebony wood, also known in Indonesia by various names, namely ebony, Sora, toetandu, maitong wood and lontong wood, ebony wood has long been used by local people to make various processed wood as follows.

Benefits of ebony wood


Ebony wood has long been known and used by the public to make furniture, wood carvings, and frames.

Not infrequently this ebony wood is also used for making musical instruments such as guitars, pianos, violins and other musical instruments.

Ebony wood is most sought after, especially by wood and furniture lovers, because ebony wood has a distinctive wood color pattern and looks classy.

As for the advantages and disadvantages of ebony wood to be used as furniture as follows.

The advantages and disadvantages of ebony


Advantages of ebony


Ebony wood has several advantages which are as follows:

Durable / durable ebony wood


Ebony wood is classified as strong and durable wood, ebony wood is included in the class 1 class of preserved wood.

And also ebony wood is strong in any weather so it doesn't matter to put processed ebony wood either indoors (indoor) or outdoor (outdoors).

Ebony wood has a distinctive wood pattern and looks luxurious


We can see the distinctive jet black color with white and reddish stripes that seem luxurious and beautiful.

Because of this distinctive wood style, wood lovers are often hunted so that ebony is threatened with extinction.

High selling price


Because ebony only grows in Sulawesi and the demand is high, ebony is threatened with extinction, so the selling price of this ebony is very high, just one block of wood is valued at Rp. 500,000 while per tree trunk can reach Rp. 50,000,000

It's only natural now that ebony is protected, so if you want to use it, you have to make complicated permits and have to own this wood cultivation area so that you can preserve the ebony wood.

Disadvantages of ebony


Ebony wood is difficult to process


Ebony wood includes wood that requires qualified wood processing techniques because ebony wood is very sensitive in the sense that it is easy to break.

Therefore, if you have wood processing skills and equipment that is not qualified, it is very risky in processing it.

Ebony wood takes a long time to dry


Ebony wood includes wood that is difficult and takes a long time to dry because ebony wood contains high oil and water.

This is what makes it take a long time and sophisticated wood drying equipment to dry ebony.

Too risky


Ebony wood is too risky because ebony is included in wood protected by countries and international bodies such as IUCN and CITES.

So if you take it carelessly you can get caught by the law, so if you want to use it there must be permission and conditions that must be met first.

That's a piece about ebony wood that you should know before starting a wood processing business because this wood, including wood, will become extinct so you have to make a permit and follow the applicable rules.
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